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Dreadz

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  1. They sent me a brochure!! The only info that contained on the subject was "coming soon". Helpful!
  2. Scientists have imaged a giant planet, 10 times the mass of Jupiter orbiting a small star 40 times further out than Pluto is from the sun. http://www.astrobio.net/news-brief/far-out-a-giant-exoplanet-where-none-has-been-seen-before/ Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  3. I'm by no means an expert so can't say for sure but I do know I've captured similar images and always put it down to light scattering around the eyepiece maybe as a result of the light being focused at the ep then reflecting off the surface of the phone lens back into the ep and highlighting the colour of the glass coatings within the ep? Could well be wrong and happy to be corrected but just my 2p Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  4. I'd have to agree that it's likely a reflection within the optical train. I tried on a few occasions to take photos (lunar and planetary) with a phone through the eyepiece, its really not worth the effort. The reflections and glare are generally all you ever end up catching and on the rare occasion you get it lined up perfectly you'll end up with a tiny object in frame, like so.... Astrophotography is an art which requires serious skill, knowledge and equipment, none of which I posess so I stick to visual astrononomy (for now............ ) Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  5. Already pinged an email off to ovl last night. Will post up any response I get asap Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  6. is there actually any truth to these rumours of a 20" skywatcher? quick trawl of google shows that these rumours have been around since 2008/09. Anyone actually have anything reliable???? i emailed gso re their rumoured 20" and they replied confirming that they do intend to release a 20" dob and RC, but no response whatsoever from skywatcher!
  7. Even with servocat fitted for tracking a dob isnt going to work for AP for anything other than lunar and maybe planetary at a push. AP really needs an eq mount.Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  8. @crashtestdummy my bad. Had overlooked the classic dobs. Always been looking at the ultra portables which are closer to 5k Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  9. From where might one purchase one of these exceedingly reasonably priced monsters? All the prices ive found been a lot more than £3.5-4KSent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  10. GSO are set to release a 20"er later this year too dont forget Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  11. Paypal me the money, I'll spend it for you Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  12. Not weighed mine but when I looked for this info a while back the answer I found was 15kg Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  13. Shipping from obsession to Heathrow was quoted to me (for 18"uc) $825, I imagine to my door would be knocking on $1000 all up so call it $800 for the 15". The flight case from obsession is $500 or thereabouts. Even adding customs charges that ad on abs has got to be above full price! Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  14. Welcome to SGL and to the Dob Mob Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  15. I'm really limited horizon-wise from my back garden so jupiter will probably be out of sight for me by the time its reasonably dark but am enjoying getting to know saturn at the moment and the moon will probably put pay to any chance of tracking down the faint fuzzies. Fingers crossed Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  16. jumping back a little but saw this and had to share http://www.sdmtelescopes.com.au/OTH001.html
  17. @scorpio1948 I'm SA4 not far from the Loughor estuary. If memory serves from one of yr previous posts you've moved to my wife's old neck of the woods, monkeytown I've not been doing astronomy for very long but just recently its either been cloudy or the seeing had been awful. Hopefully tomorrow night will be better. Fingers crossed Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  18. You could almost be the voice of reason in my head! I was sitting looking at the specs for the telekit when it suddenly sunk in, bigger is not always better! Yes it would be amazing to have a 20"er but not if its going to be a PITA every time I have to manoeuvre it through my patio door or manhandle it into the boot to go somewhere dark. The rocker box on the 20" telekit is pretty much 2.5ft square by 2ft deep and at a guess will weigh 50kg plus when loaded with a mirror. Thats going to old pretty quickly especially if it clouds over 10 mins after setup! Maybe time to reign in the aperture fever! Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  19. Step 1: Move somewhere other than UK.Step 2: Wait until dark. Step 3: Point scope at sky Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  20. Cheers for that Believe me I am more than apprehensive to say the least. I had hoped someone would pop up saying "yeah I've got one of those, they're amazing" but I knew that was a really long shot.I also know why David's scopes cost what they do. You're paying for a considerable amount of time, effort and skill that goes into a handmade to order item. I'm just going to have to wait and see how much cash I have to spend and maybe I'll have to accept that a 20inch premium scope may be out of my reach A telekit from astrosystems is likely to cost £2000 (or more once HMCustoms add their cut) although that does come with some top end accessories. Maybe its time to start reading up on how to grind mirrors! Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  21. Ouch! Just got a quote from David Lukehurst for 20" scope body, no optics, moonlight cr2 and 10x50 finderscope. £2995 + delivery! Looks like Pawel's kit from poland may be my only affordable option! Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  22. I imagine living down under you've got the skies to make serious use of all that aperture. To say I'm jealous is an understatement! Sent from my GTi9300 using random spelling mistake generator!!!!
  23. Wow! That Webster is huge!!! Which size is that?? Makes the other two look tiny in comparison.
  24. I will email David again to enquire about the possibility of buying a scope kit with no optics. Wont hurt to ask
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